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NAB Show Launches New Post Pit on the Show Floor

Digital  workflow hub to feature top talent, innovative technology, educational and networking opportunities–

Washington — NAB announced the debut of a new digital video workflow presentation stage, complete with a networking lounge and series of mini sessions,  which will be held on the show floor at the 2010 NAB Show, April 12-15.  Located in the South Lower Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the  Post Pit brings together user groups and individuals who use post-production  and other digital story-telling software and hardware products on display  at the NAB Show.

Produced  in partnership with Final Cut Pro User Group (FCPUG) Network SuperMeet,  fxguide, Digital Production Buzz and Future Media Concepts (FMC), Post  Pit will offer attendees and exhibitors an interactive experience in which  to showcase creative content, while top talent take the stage to share  tips and tricks to aid digital video creators and editors in navigating  the various tools used in the trade.

“We  applaud NAB’s decision to add the Post Pit as an exciting new venue to  the NAB Show exhibit hall and appreciate our active role in providing  speakers from within our community as highlights to the Post Pit schedule,”  said SuperMeet co-producers Daniel Berube (Boston FCPUG) and Michael Horton  (Los Angeles FCPUG) in a joint statement. “We expect the networking  prospects and guru talk offered within the Post Pit to be a big draw for  content creators and digital filmmakers. Think of the Post Pit as our  central gathering spot for the creative community at this year’s NAB Show,”  they said.

“We’re targeting serious production pros,” said fxguide Co-Founder  Mike Seymour, whose Post Pit program addresses high end digital capture  to final feature film post production. “We’ve lined up directors  and visual effects supervisors to share real world production techniques  using the latest gear.”

Some of  the presenters include Ted Schilowitz of RED Camera Company, post guru  Scott Simmons with tips on editing a Canon 5D multicamera concert, and  Taz Goldstein of HandHeldHollywood.com who will focus on the top five  iApps and hardware every filmmaker needs.

A networking  lounge within Post Pit will provide an intimate space for attendees to  meet with other content professionals, see interactive demonstrations  and mingle with a broad representation of vendors including Adobe, Avid,  AJA Video, Blackmagic Design, Canon, GenArts, Inc., The Foundry and JVC.  Post Pit will also feature networking receptions during the day and after  hours.

For media  professionals looking for the latest in technical training and certification,  the NAB Show also offers a complete educational experience through the  Post|Production World (PPW) conference, April 10-14. In its 6th year at  the NAB Show, PPW offers the latest in production and post-production  techniques and technology from top professionals. Sessions are taught  by published authors, certified instructors, and industry experts who  share best practices and the latest innovations. PPW focuses on emerging  technologies like DSLR video, tapeless acquisition, and motion control  3D. Participants can also explore end-user certifications and exams for  Apple and Avid software.

About the 2010 NAB Show
The NAB Show will take place 10-15 April, 2010 in Las Vegas (exhibits  open 12 April). It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering  filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content  across all mediums. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com

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